REVIEW: Planetfall by Emma Newman

I love how this is so much more than just simple science-fiction. It explores the depths of the human psyche, the reality of mental illness, and what it takes to maintain a civilisation far from home. “Am I just a mosaic of myself, held in the shape of a whole person?” Ren is a truly … Continue reading REVIEW: Planetfall by Emma Newman

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REVIEW: Embassytown, by China Miéville

At first I honestly thought this book was going to be a bust. I struggled through the first chapters filled with jargon and ideas I couldn't quite wrap my head around. I was so close to putting it down. But then the story properly began, and China Mieville unwrapped this amazing story of language, cooperation, … Continue reading REVIEW: Embassytown, by China Miéville

REVIEW: The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

Everything about this book is what I honestly love about science fiction. Full of fascinating characters, complex species, intergalactic laws and society, this book was a wonderful read and it's definitely one of my favourites of this year. All you can do Rosemary - all any of us can do - is work to be … Continue reading REVIEW: The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

REVIEW: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

This book is so subtle and beautiful that it just flows, each person's story intertwined into a narrative that spans the 20 years of an apocalyptic world. Survival is insufficient. And that's really what makes this book. It's realistic. It's a dystopian world, but one that is fundamentally understandable, without the drama and the extremes … Continue reading REVIEW: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel